The BET network announced that media mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award during 2022 BET Awards ceremony, taking place on Sunday, June 26 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The 2022 BET Awards will be hosted by actress Taraji P. Henson for the second year in a row.
The Lifetime Achievement Award ‘honors entertainers who have significantly shaped culture through their careers and been transformative leaders that consistently inspire generations by setting a standard of excellence.’ Past Lifetime Achievement Award recipients include industry legends such as Whitney Houston, Prince, Queen Latifah, Anita Baker, Mary J. Blige, Samuel L. Jackson, Lionel Richie and New Edition.
BET CEO Scott Mills said in a statement: “Diddy has always been a pioneering force in our community, breaking barriers, achieving unprecedented heights, blazing new trails, and, in so doing, raising the bar for all of us. His virtuosity is matched only by his range — from music to media, culture, business, and philanthropy — Diddy has exemplified Black Excellence. We are delighted to have this opportunity to use our biggest stage to recognize the extraordinary accomplishments of our friend Diddy.”
Doja Cat leads the field of nominees with six nominations, including Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, Best Female Hip Hop Artist, Album of the Year, and more.
The 2022 BET Awards will air Sunday, June 26, on BET at 8 p.m. ET/ PT.
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